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  1. Is there really a "nursing shortage"
    Sure there is...if by "nursing shortage", you mean that the hospitals are requiring nurses to take on more and more patients and increase work loads without staffing much needed additional help. ...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Stupid q's: Has smoking cigarettes kept you from getting a job?
    I happen to live in a state where employers are not allowed to "discriminate" against smokers. I found out one day while reading one of the state labor laws posters. Guess it depends on how much big...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Anxiety over CNA course
    Calm down and breathe. :) Starting anything in nursing is sometimes confusing and frustrating. Whether it's a CNA course or obtaining your registered nursing degree, you have to realize that at some...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Major Med Groups
    Unfortunately, you are responsible for knowing all of them, as any could be tested. :( However, you're on the right track with stating which "groups" should you focus on. Being able to recognize...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Help Help Help .. Failed NCLEX
    Cannot say enough about how helpful Kaplan was. For our program, it was a requirement to purchase it and attend the seminars, and I'm grateful!
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Pt gets charged with 3rd Degree assualt for throwing Urine filled bedpan
    Before starting an IV on a lady, she told me that if it hurt, she would hit me. To which I politely replied that I would sue her for assault. I must have done a good job, as neither occurred.
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. NCLEX Math..??
    Know all of the math you needed to know for your nursing exams in school.
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. how to guide students on tele floor
    I would say it depends on the objectives. If they're anything like mine were, then it probably isn't feasible (ie, care for a patient with a trach, etc- there may not be a trach on the floor during...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Using haldol
    If he had the Haldol ordered (depending on what the order stated: ie, prn agitation, etc.), I would have used it. Climbing out of bed at all hours of the night makes him a danger to himself. What if...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. 4 days until NCLEX...what to do?
    Practice NCLEX questions, and read ALL of the rationales. Make sure you read the rationales for the questions you get right too, and why the other options weren't correct. Reading and truly...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. CNAs "making up" vitals.
    Just last night my tech reported to me at 0600 that one of my patient's BP was 198/86 during her 0400 vitals. I immediately jumped up and did a manual pressure and got 152/84. When I went to chart...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. 2 weeks 20+plus Applications
    Out of all the applications I put in, the ONLY call I received was from the small community hospital the next town over. I truly believe that the reason they called was because they weren't all tied...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Normal to be nervous as hell?
    ^^ I almost cried! Best. Reply. Ever.
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. CNA EXAM THIS SAT!
    Yes, your exam will be on a dummy. We were required to be CNA's prior to nursing school, and the one that I attended had us write out each skill on paper, and then in addition, the critical steps on...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Resume Question
    Thanks for the advice! It's not that I can't hold out for 6 months, as much as it's my bank account may not be able to (and to a lesser extent my sanity). It's currently a PRN position that I'm in,...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  16. Kaplan scores on practice exams???What do they mean?
    I've always been told that above a 60 on Kaplan tests indicate passing level, especially since all of the QB and TT are considered by Kaplan to be "passing level questions" (critical thinking,...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Is the second year of an ADN program easier than the first?
    Mine sure as heck was! Our second year started with the instructors saying, "you got through first year, it's our job to make sure you graduate". But, each program is different. You'll be surprised...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. does it matter where i start?
    Any nursing job should give you valuable experience that will bulk-up your resume. As far as hospitals discriminating against you for nursing experience, I don't personally believe that it's true....
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. What are ways to getting a job as a new grad with a BSN?
    Where I live, HR for hospitals expect you to contact them on a weekly basis to keep in contact regarding open and upcoming positions. In fact, one of our hospitals puts your name on a board at first...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Difference in gluco checks
    "Milking" the finger after the stick can result in interstitial fluid being mixed with blood and causing abnormal glucometer readings as well. Make sure you're getting good circulation prior to a...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  21. Really sad :(
    Double-like TstormRN!
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. time travel to your pre-nursing self...
    It's never too early to start learning pharmacology!
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Working 48 hours a week
    I'm not saying it's not possible, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it.
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Is this source Reliable??
    The information appears correct, however, there is no guarantee that these bullet topics or information will appear on NCLEX. Everything you learned in school is fair game, and there is no rhyme or...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Anyone ever felt this way starting out ..
    :yeah:Congrats on getting in! I felt the exact same way before I started nursing school...and then every semester until it was over! Nursing school is hard, there's just no other way to put it. Keep...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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